HOXIE STUDENTS ATTEND FORT HAYS STATE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY FAIR
Hoxie Junior and Senior High School woodworking students displayed their projects at the 58th Annual FHSU Technology Fair on Friday, April 28.
Hoxie seventh graders had a variety of projects on display including Kansas desk sets, salt & pepper shakers, napkin holders, candle sconces, clipboards, and glass etchings. They received 32 red ribbons (excellent projects) and 26 blue ribbons (superior projects).
The eighth graders were awarded 22 red ribbons and 48 blue ribbons. Their projects included super clips, post office door banks, bottle lamps, and whistles.
Hoxie freshman projects at the fair included Wylie Weems’ cherry night stand which was given a red ribbon. Harley Weese’s oak night stand received a blue ribbon, as did Parker Jones’ cherry cedar chest. Dylan Weimer’s oak cedar chest and Ben Aumiller’s walnut night stand were given blue ribbons and were also awarded medals for outstanding projects in their class. Ben, Dylan, and Wylie received red ribbons on their jewelry boxes.
Sophomores receiving blue ribbons were Sam Bretz, Jarrod Dible, Colton Heskett, Matthew Diercks, and Logan Weimer. These students entered entertainment centers. Jake Geisinger’s oak desk, Jared Kennedy’s walnut headboard, Taye Washington’s walnut gun cabinet, Sean Robben’s chest of drawers and Valdomar Rubio’s oak cedar chest also received blue ribbons. Jake, Jared, Colton, Logan and Taye were awarded medals for outstanding projects in their class.
Representing the juniors were Hannah Franklin with a mini chest of drawers, Landon Heim with a bookcase bed and Zack Sherman with a desk. All received blue ribbons. Projects by Landon and Zach were given outstanding medals.
Senior Noah Smith exhibited an arcade cabinet which included various games which attracted a lot of attention and curiosity from the students at the Fair. The project received a blue ribbon.
Sophomores Sam Bretz, Jake Geisinger, Jarrod Dible, junior Landon Heim and sophomore Matthew Diercks also participated in the problem solving event. Their task was to design and build a sailboat that could navigate a water canal powered by external wind (box fan). They were given one small piece of plastic grocery bag, a 24” piece of twine, masking tape, two bamboo skewers, and two sheets of copy paper to work with.